Naval, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count26
Postal code6543
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biliran
Area (2007)108.24 km2 (41.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)54,692
Density (2015)505 / km2 (1,309 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 34' North, 124° 24' East (11.5629, 124.3972)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.2 meters (27.0 feet)

Naval is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 108.24 square kilometers or 41.79 square miles which constitutes 19.93% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 54,692. This represented 31.87% of the total population of Biliran province, or 1.23% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 505 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,309 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Naval has 26 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Agpangi4.64%2,5362,3716.96%1.29%
Anislagan1.25%68160213.12%2.38%
Atipolo6.78%3,7093,32511.55%2.10%
Borac1.44%7877288.10%1.49%
Cabungaan0.73%3983833.92%0.73%
Calumpang11.70%6,3985,12124.94%4.33%
Capiñahan4.41%2,4112,2726.12%1.14%
Caraycaray7.64%4,1773,70112.86%2.33%
Catmon2.97%1,6251,4869.35%1.72%
Haguikhikan3.27%1,7881,62110.30%1.88%
Imelda2.01%1,09995814.72%2.65%
Larrazabal7.33%4,0093,20025.28%4.38%
Libertad1.58%864917-5.78%-1.13%
Libtong2.21%1,20998922.24%3.90%
Lico1.90%1,03891014.07%2.54%
Lucsoon3.37%1,8451,56817.67%3.15%
Mabini1.70%932984-5.28%-1.03%
Padre Inocentes Garcia9.87%5,3974,74413.76%2.49%
Padre Sergio Eamiguel2.79%1,5281,27020.31%3.58%
Sabang0.77%423428-1.17%-0.22%
San Pablo3.27%1,7871,6786.50%1.21%
Santissimo Rosario Poblacion4.35%2,3792,420-1.69%-0.32%
Santo Niño5.41%2,9602,62712.68%2.30%
Talustusan3.53%1,9321,8782.88%0.54%
Villa Caneja1.76%96185412.53%2.27%
Villa Consuelo3.33%1,8191,7643.12%0.59%
Naval Total54,69248,79912.08%2.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Naval for the fiscal year of 2016 was 125,738,007.86.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200968,710,508.04
201082,177,710.5119.60%
201179,019,389.63-3.84%
201278,372,271.44-0.82%
201386,876,196.1210.85%
201499,291,865.1114.29%
2015109,446,247.5810.23%
2016125,738,007.8614.89%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Naval is 15 to 19, with 6,259 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 491 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,263
1 to 45,219
5 to 96,237
10 to 146,090
15 to 196,259
20 to 244,838
25 to 293,787
30 to 343,293
35 to 393,113
40 to 442,800
45 to 492,735
50 to 542,488
55 to 591,948
60 to 641,605
65 to 691,115
70 to 74819
75 to 79592
80 and over491
Total54,692

Historical population

The population of Naval grew from 15,124 in 1960 to 54,692 in 2015, an increase of 39,568 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.19%, or an increase of 5,893 people, from the previous population of 48,799 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,124
20,2862.91%
22,2691.89%
26,4993.54%
29,8111.18%
32,9541.90%
37,9743.09%
44,2882.14%
48,7993.59%
54,6922.19%

Location

The municipal center of Naval is situated at approximately 11° 34' North, 124° 24' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.2 meters or 27.0 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Naval are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Ormoc, Bogo, Tacloban, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Almeria, Calubian, Kawayan, Biliran, San Isidro, and Culaba. Its distance from the national capital is 499.51 kilometers (310.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Almeria, Biliran, 6.56 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Calubian, Leyte, 13.37 kilometers (8.31 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Kawayan, Biliran, 13.66 kilometers (8.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • Biliran, Biliran, 13.63 kilometers (8.47 miles) to the Southeast (S38°E)
  • San Isidro, Leyte, 18.10 kilometers (11.25 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 18.69 kilometers (11.62 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N57°E)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 57.94 kilometers (36.00 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N66°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 59.76 kilometers (37.13 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 65.91 kilometers (40.95 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 70.42 kilometers (43.76 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Tacloban, 75.48 kilometers (46.90 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 107.28 kilometers (66.66 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Distance from Manila: 499.51 kilometers (310.38 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 54,692, ranked 469 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 41.79 square kilometers, ranked 983 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 505 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 373 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.19%, ranked 1,397 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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